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Tritium delivers world’s fastest EV chargers to Ionity

EV charging specialist Tritium – supplier of Ireland’s first rapid charger in Monaghan through – has signed a new deal with Ionity to supply its flagship Veefil PK 350kW DC high power chargers (HPCs) to 120 sites across Europe.

The contract with Ionity is Tritium’s largest-ever deal for its flagship Veefil-PKs and will see an average of four to six chargers installed per site across 23 countries in Europe, giving Ionity one of the largest and fastest DC high power charging networks in the world.

Ionity CEO Michael Hajesch explains: “We were looking for an excellent strategic partner able to run with us from the start and scale up our operations in Europe. Tritium obviously fits the bill”.

Ionity is based in Munich and was founded in 2017; it is a joint venture of the BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group including Audi and Porsche.

The deal ensures that Tritium is now the largest supplier to the Ionity network; of the planned 400 sites across Europe, Tritium will supply its Veefil-PKs for at least 220 sites.

David Finn, CEO and co-founder, Tritium said: “These chargers will soon be ubiquitous along the highways of Europe and ensure that the increasing number of EV owners across the continent will be able to drive whenever and wherever they want.

“The sheer number of these chargers will all but eliminate range anxiety while enabling energy freedom and announces to the world that EVs are here to stay.”

Ionity CEO Michael Hajesch and Tritium co-founder and CEO, David Finn.

Each Tritium high-power charger (HPC) can deliver 350kW of power for fast charging of modern EVs, which can add 350 kilometres or 220 miles of range in 10 minutes of charging. All will be equipped with the Combined Charging System (CCS) used by a wide range of vehicle manufacturers.

The deal includes 24/7 remote and on-site support, with the rollout of the next wave of chargers expected to be completed by 2020. Currently, EV drivers have to pay an €8 session fee when they want to charge at an Ionity station.